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A New Television...

July 6th, 2015 at 07:04 am

So I've been in Korea for a while. And I'm in the process of buying a telly. I know what I want. At least 120 hertz, wifi, over 32 inches but less than 50 inches, HDMI port, USB port and PC port (I am an avid gamer and yes I buy my games secondhand). I went to the store with the plan to spend $450. I've been planning this since 2013 but I didn't want to spend more than that. This telly will be with me until it breaks down. LOL.

I go to the third store and narrow it down to two TVs. Avol (off brand)$330, 40 inch and has everything except wifi. Sony $600, 48 inch and has everything with wifi.

The two issues are:

Once back in the states, how difficult would it be to get the Avol fixed if needed.

The Sony is $150 more than I planned to spend. (I do have the cash for it)

I do keep my big money items until they are broken (the first car i bought finally died in 2012. It was a 1995 vehicle. I currently have two vehicles that are 11 years old. And I'm never selling them.)

I do know that if I get the 40 inch I'll eventually feel the "need" to get another telly and end up with two and that one will have wifi. Whereas if i get the 48 inch I'll be satisfied with it until it breaks down.

I'm leaning towards the 48 inch because I'll only have one telly and it has everything that I want. Also it'll save me money because I won't want another telly and I really don't want two TVs.

Couponing

November 24th, 2012 at 03:26 pm

Well just to let you know, I'm a couponer. I'm not an extreme couponer. I can't go to a store, get $100 worth of stuff and only pay $1. Not yet at least! What I have done is pay $71 for $147 worth of groceries and I've paid $53 for $109 worth of groceries. Couponing isn't easy!! But I do believe that it's worth it!

You have to organize your coupons so that they work for you. But before I left for Afghanistan I donated all my coupons to the military.

Did you know that military personnel can use coupons up to six months AFTER they've expired!!

I sent them to a woman who then gathered up all the coupons sent to her and mailed them to a representative. There is one in each area/region.

But right now I don't have any coupons. So I need to restock but I don't want to start from scratch. So I've been thinking of having Sunday newspapers sent to my brother's house (he has my stuff anyways). But only for the three month subscription, that way I can stock up a bit and be able to shop for groceries right when I get home!

It only costs about $37 for the (13 week) subscription which is saving money from actually buying it every Sunday.

This is what really helps me budget for groceries every month. Don't get me wrong, not everything needs a coupon for me to buy. But I will try to wait for a sale if I can, but since I literally have to restock my kitchen I'll need to purchase almost everything!! UGH!!!

Funny thing is that when I get home, the newspaper in my area costs substantially less than the one in my brothers' area. But he gets more coupons. Oh well...

No More TV?!

November 23rd, 2012 at 03:07 am

I just realized that I actually will not buy a tv until I get back into the states and into my apartment. You see I live in an apartment that comes with a roommate (student living).

The great thing is that if I already have a roommate then more than likely that person will have a tv already. If that's the case then I certainly will not be purchasing a tv, but I won't be able to know for sure until I get into my apartment.

So I can possibly really save up for a nicer tv but wait longer for the one that I really want as well as for a little bit better technology.

So basically that's been put on the back burner as a maybe or maybe not. But I'll still save up for it so that when the time comes I'll have the money for it.

Things I Want to Purchase

November 21st, 2012 at 05:50 pm

There are certain things that I want to purchase when I get back home.

As far as I can think of they are:

piercings
tv
wireless router
ps3 + accessories
tattoo

The tv and wireless router I will purchase before I get home and the rest I can save towards little by little.

The tv will cost me about $700-$1000 and the wireless router can cost me up to $100. (I don't plan on upgrading for 4 - 6 years)

The ps3 is about $300 and the piercings and tattoo will run me about $3000 altogether (although it should actually be a lot less than that).

The television and router will more than likely be bought by January.

I know what I want and I know I need to save for the rest. I've waited this long I can wait longer.